Easy Eggshell Art – Upcycled Easter Bunny Decoration

4 Materials
6 Hours

Art from eggshells? Why not? It is Easter after all. I wasn't sure how easy or difficult this project was going to be but I wanted to give it a try. It turns out it was pretty easy but it does take a little time.

I started with some white and colored eggshells.

And an old thrift store canvas.

I used some gray house paint to cover the canvas and traced the bunny onto the canvas.

I did a little experimenting with how to apply the crushed up eggshells to the canvas. The best way to apply the shells was with a 50/50 mix of white glue and water. Then I used a stiff paint brush to position the eggshell pieces in place.

The last step was to put a coat of mod podge on the top to add a little shine and the secure the eggshell pieces in place.

I did use quite a bit of mod podge as the eggshells are a little bit rough and the application needs to be gentle so the shell pieces do not get pulled off.

You can find all the details in the attached video.

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Suggested materials:
  • Recycled Canvas   (Thrift Store)
  • Mod Podge   (Craft Store)
  • Elmer's White Glue   (Craft Store)
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Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab
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  • Girl Friday Girl Friday on Dec 07, 2023

    How do you clean the eggshells before using them?

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  • Stephanie Elaine Stephanie Elaine on Apr 27, 2020

    I love this. I do a lot of crafts using eggshells. I also paint, and carve on them. This will be a wonderful project to work on. I am thinking of doing a design for my kitchen . ( farm scene ). Have a blessed day, and thank you for inspiration.

    • I am happy you liked the project. Have fun with yours. Let me know if you post your project somewhere. I would love to see it. Thanks for your comment.